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Know your benefits
Know your benefits | June 13, 2013 >>
Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your Department of Education-provided health insurance and UFT Welfare Fund benefits?
Know your benefits | May 30, 2013 >>
At one time or another, we all experience challenges in our personal or professional lives. MAP provides trained, professional counselors who can guide in-service members through short-term counseling, at no cost.
Know your benefits | May 16, 2013 >>
The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through three types of programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which offers more choices but can entail out-of-pocket expenses; Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO; and the Florida Dental Discount Plan for year-round Florida residents.
Know your benefits | May 2, 2013 >>
Do you have plans to retire soon? If so, be aware that you must maintain your NYSUT membership as a retiree in order to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs.
Know your benefits | April 11, 2013 >>
If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both UFT members, you don’t have to choose one or the other’s benefits — you have the benefit of both when it comes to certain Welfare Fund benefits. With special coordination of benefits, you can receive dental, optical, hearing aid and prescription drug benefits from each other’s coverage.
Know your benefits | March 21, 2013 >>
Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.
Know your benefits | February 28, 2013 >>
In the event of a member’s death, the UFT Welfare Fund provides a benefit that is payable on a decreasing scale to the beneficiary(ies) of in-service members. This benefit is in addition to any privately held insurance coverage the member may have.
Know your benefits | February 14, 2013 >>
In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work. (This benefit does not provide coverage for injuries-in-the-line-of-duty or no-fault claims, which provide their own set of benefits.)
Know your benefits | January 31, 2013 >>
A house fire kills a beloved teacher. A student dies of illness or in a violent incident. An educator experiences a workplace assault or robbery. These and other traumatic events take place regularly in the life of a school system that comprises well over a million students and adults. Did you know that there’s a place to turn to for support — both on- and off-site — when tragedy strikes?
Know your benefits | January 17, 2013 >>
Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness. If you are hurt on the job, there are certain procedures you should follow to ensure that you get all the benefits that you are entitled to.
Know your benefits | December 20, 2012 >>
The UFT Welfare Fund provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000. The benefit provides one hearing aid every three years (counted from the date of your last purchase). The benefit includes a comprehensive audiological evaluation, ear impression and the required visits necessary for the proper fitting/use of the hearing aid.
Know your benefits | December 6, 2012 >>
As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain an optical service once every two years. These benefits start with an optical certificate, so the first step is to request one from the UFT Welfare Fund.
Know your benefits | November 22, 2012 >>
Are you or a close family member struggling to cope with a health-related problem? The UFT has created social services to help that are free, strictly confidential and only a phone call away.
Know your benefits | November 1, 2012 >>
Read on for some advice on how best to maximize your prescription drug benefit, whether you’re at a doctor’s visit or the pharmacy, or determining how best to order your maintenance medications.
Know your benefits | October 18, 2012 >>
All eligible in-service UFT members and their dependents have prescription drug coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund. There are no waiting periods for this coverage
Know your benefits | September 27, 2012 >>
Like all New Yorkers, you want to get it for less....check out these bargains for educators from the DOE.
Know your benefits | September 6, 2012 >>
Train. Bus. Subway. Ferry. Paratransit. Parking your car at the commuter station. If you travel to work by public transportation, you can take part in the Commuter Benefits Program for UFT members, which now goes beyond New York City to cover the tristate area.
Know your benefits | June 28, 2012 >>
As we head into summer, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Just remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags! For emergencies, always carry your Medco prescription ID card.
Know your benefits | April 5, 2012 >>
Adobe Photoshop CS 5 — regularly $999; extended student and teacher edition, for educators, only $199! Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 — regularly $539.95; for educators, only $89.95! These are some of the bargains that teachers are entitled to. Even building a teacher website to help reach parents and students can be free or very low-cost.
Know your benefits | October 13, 2011 >>
Do you spend a lot each month on child care? Is your out-of-pocket spending on health care adding up? You may be able to save hundreds of dollars a year in federal and Social Security taxes by enrolling in the city’s Flexible Spending Accounts program. The program allows public school educators and other municipal employees to use pre-tax earnings to cover dependent-care costs or medical expenses not covered by your health plan.